We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Pickled Parrot Backpackers
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Pickled Parrot Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Showing 90: English reviews
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We just loved this backpackers. It is not a party backpackers but a relaxed place to come by yourself, in couples, friends or even families and enjoy your stay. It is located in a quiet area of the town and I have to say that it has the best sleep qualities I've ever had in a backpackers!! The kitchen and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DiegoUG
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I love this place, it's small, cosy, laid back and set amongst the tropics. This hostel is very clean and tidy, with huge individual bathrooms with powerful showers. It has dorm rooms with very comfy bunks, fresh sheet and duvets and lots of private rooms and cabins. The quiet outside BBQ area is set amongst lush tropical plants with fairy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Embojane
Alston, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely chilled out hostel. Rose (the owner) is a gem and was so accommodating and helpful. Immaculately clean hostel, bathrooms are A+. Excellent communal areas and nicely decorated rooms. Kitchen a little small but well appointed and we never had a problem cooking when we wanted to. Bathrooms/toilets were just across a small courtyard from us but as we're in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alex L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Clean and Friendly, and I was travelling on my own so I really appreciated the welcome and friendly owner. I am an older traveller amongst younger travellers an found it fine. FREE WIFI and tea/coffee, Keep the kitchen as you found it CLEAN! Reasonable rates and not far from all the action.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dave h
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time visiting rose, her dogs and beautiful hostel tucked ino the trees. Free breakfast is just icing on the cake. Such a respectful environment, nice and quiet, great place to meet others. Although it is a hostel it feel a bit more boutiquey to me . 3 minutes from everything. If you need anything just ask...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Samberlew
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed March 30, 2015

We only stayed one night here but it was one of the best hostels we stayed at during our holiday. The place is small enough that fellow travellers needs to respect one another and the owner does a great job of making sure the place is kept clean (no free breakast if she has to clean up anyone's dishes) The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Holly K
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed March 24, 2015

I got the chance to stay here for two weeks while in Paihia, and I also got a chance to WWOOF. Rose (the owner) is lovely, as well as her dogs and all the people who pass through. It's a quiet place off of the main strip of hostels, but still close enough to get anywhere you need. Breakfast, wifi,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Madeline S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place to stay- Free bike hire Free toast and cereal breakfast Good outdoor seating area and BBQ Very friendly staff - will help you find/ do anything free wifi bathrooms v clean Good noise policy no noise after 10pm - its enforced!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VALLERS
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a great little hostel in Paihia. Definitely worth a stay if you're passing by. The staff were helpful and friendly, as well as the other people staying at the hostel. It has a lovely homely feel, with a cosy lounge and outdoor seating, as well as some very modern bathrooms. All this is just a 5 minutes walk...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Benrwjn
Reviewed October 29, 2014

Free WiFi, clean bathrooms, fairly clean kitchen. Beds are hard and owner very rude and unfriendly! We called ahead to inquire about availability, and we're asked when we would arrive. After arriving we had to wait on owner for 3 hours! After checking out we wanted to stay in the courtyard a bit but were kicked out by the owner!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chad B
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (9)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Paihia hotels
0.1 mi away
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
0.6 mi away
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
0.2 mi away
The Mousetrap Backpackers
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Haka Lodge Paihia
Haka Lodge Paihia
#3 of 28 in Paihia
164 reviews
0.2 mi away
Base Backpackers Paihia hostel
0.2 mi away
Peppertree Lodge
Peppertree Lodge
#15 of 28 in Paihia
133 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and relax at the Pickled Parrot. Enjoy free breakfast in this small personal hostel set in a sub tropical garden paradise. Friendly welcoming hosts, very clean accommodation, excellent kitchen facilities, all linen provided. Close to beach, restaurants and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Address: 9 Greys Lane, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $37 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, HostelWorld and Priceline so you can book your The Pickled Parrot Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Pickled Parrot Backpackers Hotel Paihia
The Pickled Parrot Backpackers Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Pickled Parrot Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“6 bed doorms are the best place to meet people!”
 of 5 bubbles ConnorC27, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
“rooms in front are very loud”
 of 5 bubbles 171laceyr, Mar 1, 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles nicolemM6790GP, Feb 19, 2016 | Read review
“The wifi is very bad, almost non existent”
 of 5 bubbles aichadeviAmsterdam, Dec 26, 2015 | Read review
“The en-suite with veranda is fabulous ...... even in a thunder storm!!”
 of 5 bubbles CRB160650, Oct 4, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay